Just like older version of Windows, it’s quite easy to forget the password of your Windows 11 PC. If you have signed in with Microsoft account, you can reset your password easily using web browser on another PC. But it’s not easy in case of local accounts. However, if you have already created password reset disk, you can easily reset Windows 11 password.
So, after you have forgotten your Windows 11 password, simply plug-in password reset disk (USB) and start the wizard. After few simple steps, you will be able to create new password for your Windows 11 PC. However, if you have not created the Password Reset Disk in advance, you can’t use this Native method. So, we have also included a third party utility named iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery which can help in case you are locked out of your Windows PC.
A) Reset Windows 11 Password using Native Password Reset Disk
In this section we will see, how to reset your lost Windows password using native password reset disk method. Just follow these steps.
Step 1: Insert Password Reset Disk and Click Password Reset
We are assuming that you have already plugged-in password reset disk into your PC. So, when you see login screen enter any random password in the box provided. After that, press Enter or click the Arrow button next to password field.
You will get “Incorrect password” warning. Simply click OK to continue. Now, you will see a Reset password link under the password field on sign-in screen. So, click on Reset password link to start resetting your Windows 11 password.
Step 2: Start Reset Password Wizard and Select USB Disk
If you have already inserted password reset disk, Password Reset Wizard will start. Otherwise, you might see an error. So, we when you see Password Reset Wizard, click Next to continue.
Windows 11 will automatically identify the password reset disk and it will show that following disk has password reset key on it. Click Next to proceed.
Step 3: Reset and Create New Password for Windows 11
Next, you will see a screen where you can create a new password for your Windows 11 PC. Type your new password twice and also type a password hint. After that, click Next to continue.
Now, you have successfully reset your Windows password. Now, click Finish to exit the wizard.
Step 4: Login with New Password
After closing the Password Reset Wizard, you will see the login screen again. Enter newly created password in the box and press Enter or click the arrow button.
B) Reset Windows 11 Password using iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery Utility
The above method won’t work if you have not created native Password Recovery Disk already. But don’t worry! There is always a way out. However, you would need assistance from third-party tools that can help you create a Windows 11 password reset disk to reset the forgotten password.
Please note that you would need another Windows PC with administrator permission to create the disk.
Step 1: Download and Install iSeePassword Password Recovery
First of all, launch a web browser and download iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery software. Double click the downloaded file and install the program into the computer.
Step 2: Create iSeePassword Recovery USB Disk
Next, connect a USB drive and launch iSeePassword Windows Password Recovery app that you just installed. You will see the USB drive name on the main screen. Now, hit Burn USB button at the right side of USB option. It will format USB drive and create a Windows password reset disk.
Step 3: Reset Windows 11 Password using iSeePassword Recovery USB
Once you are done with creating the recovery USB disk, plug it in the computer you forgot the password of. After that, restart the computer and boot from USB disk. You may need to setup your BIOS to boot from USB.
After successfully booting from recovery USB, you will see iSeePassword user interface. Here, you will see the list of OS installed in your HDD (usually only one OS is installed). So, select the OS if not selected already and below that you will see the list of users in that OS.
Now, select a user account whose password you want to reset and click Reset Password button to set a new password for this account.
Reset Forgotten Windows Password using Password Reset Disk
You can easily reset your Windows password using native password reset disk or iSeePassword Recovery Disk. While native Password Reset Disk must be created in advance using the same PC, iSeePassword Recovery disk can be created using another PC as well. Besides, there is another method available to reset Windows password even without password reset disk, but it’s recommended for advanced users.
Well, if you are using Microsoft account, you can check this link to reset your password. Hope you liked the tutorial. Feel free to write down your queries and suggestions in the comment section down below.